Lansing Westgate Toronto Real Estate
 
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The neighbourhood

Formerly a much larger neighbourhood, the neighbourhood of Willowdale now occupies the area to the north. Lansing is now bordered by Yonge Street to the east, Highway 401 to the south, Bathurst Street to the west and Burnett Avenue to the north.

The neighbourhood can even be broken down further with Lansing occupying the northeastern quadrant and Armour Heights the southwest section.

Households

Homes in the neighbourhoods are largely owned and occupied by single families. The many mature pine trees in the neighbourhood and Don River, which effectively separateArmour Heightsand Lansing provide a calm to a neighbourhood which is such close proximity to Toronto's Highway 401.

Neighbourhood highlights

Green space commands much of the real estate here, with York Cemetery markingLansing-Westgate’s northern boundary, and Earl Bales Park and the Don Valley Golf Course slicing through its middle section. The area south of the park is a somewhat isolated pocket of well-maintained one-and-a-half- and two-storey stone, stucco or brick homes, connected to the north via a foot path. Just watch out for plastic-wrapped turd bombs: the trail is popular with professional dog walkers (who apparently don’t clean up after their canine clients). The historic Lansing community, where the Sheppard family settled in 1798, has seen an influx of families in more recent years, many of them moving into new monster homes and townhouses.

HOUSING STOCK: Most homes are the result of two building booms: the post-war era to 1960, and the condos and rebuilds that have gone up since 2001. Central streets feature a mixture of original and new homes (there are many styles to choose from) with high-rise condos lining Yonge north of Sheppard.

BARGAIN ZONES: Prices drop as you move farther from Yonge and thesubway, especially in Lansing. For example, a house on Delhi Avenue recently went for a reasonable $549,000. In Westgate, there are older homes nearWilson that offer good value.

THE VERDICT: Proximity to the 401 is one of the area’s main selling points, but the noise can be a drawback. Young families (more than a third of residents are between their mid 20s and 40s) are flocking to the relatively affordable streets on either side of Sheppard, where the houses have wide lots and are close to the shopping and restaurants on Yonge Street.

 

 

NEARBY COFFEE SHOPS

Name Address Phone Number
Cafe Mirage Suite 121, 4841 Yonge St (416) 250-9422
Café Lé Monde 5418 Yonge St, (416) 250-7557
Cafe Princess 5590 Yonge St, (416) 733-9600
Centre Cafe 5 Park Home Ave (416) 221-7419
Java Joes 25 Sheppard Ave W (416) 221-9032
Second Cup 5150 Yonge St (416) 226-6968

 

Schools - Lansing-Westgate Neighbourhood

Type School Website Ranking
Public School Cameron Public School website  rank
Public School Churchill Public School website  rank
Public School Summit Heights Public School website  rank
Catholic School St Edward Catholic School website  rank
Catholic School St. Antoine Daniel Catholic School website  rank
Private School McDonald International website  rank
Private School Upper Canada College website  rank
Private School North Toronto Academy website  rank
Private School Crescent School website  rank
Private School Toronto French School website  rank
Private School  Crestwood School  website  rank
Private School The York School website  rank
Private School St. Clements Girls School  website  rank
Private School Greenwood College School  website  rank
Private School Havergal College website  rank
Private School Royal St. George’s website  rank
Private School Branksome Hall website  rank
University Preparatory Academy Hongjin High School website  rank